Influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar

Myanmar will not reap long-term benefits in opening up the country for tourists, if there is lack of policy to safeguard the environment, society and human rights, said a report. Released Friday, the report entitled “Myanmar Tourism Sector-wide Impact Assessment” said an influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.  “There […]

Lawyers’ Network to battle MIC over court tenders

Members of the Lawyers’ Network have protested against a government decision to lease two court buildings to private companies and have threatened to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission. About 50 lawyers from the network walked from the High Court on Maha Bandoola Park Street to Small Claims Court on Strand Road during the May 28 […]

President Thein Sein discusses tourism boom with hoteliers

BAGAN—President Thein Sein yesterday discussed matters related to Myanmar’s booming tourism industry with hoteliers in the Bagan Hotel Zone in Bagan Region, one of the country’s prime tourist destinations. “These three groups—government, the hoteliers association and the administration sector—need to cooperate with each other to help increase the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar. The […]